NNPC ramps up its disaster recovery operations

In order to effectively manage its Disaster Recovery Operations, Africa’s leading oil and gas corporation, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC is planning to optimise its Disaster Recovery system for all of its existing and future applications that are on Disaster Recovery across its numerous subsidiaries in Nigeria and foreign …

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ANC mulls plan to end DStv ‘monopoly’

Efforts to license competition to DStv parent MultiChoice have proven “futile” and a new strategy is needed to open the market to competition, the ANC has said in a discussion document published ahead of its national policy conference.   One of the ANC discussion documents, published at the weekend ahead …

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Government to enhance measures for satellite malfunctions

The Yomiuri Shimbun The Cabinet Office will strengthen measures to cope with emergencies involving the malfunction of satellites operated and administered by the government, starting in fiscal 2017, sources said. The measures are aimed at such incidents as malfunctions and sudden operations failures following cyber-attacks. As an initial step, the …

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Verizon and SES Trial Ultra HD Delivery

SES S.A. had announced a collaborative agreement with Verizon aimed at driving the overall development of Ultra HD delivery solutions for Verizon Fios subscribers throughout the U.S. Verizon is among a recent wave of multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) evaluating the SES satellite-based Ultra HD solution during milestone trials aimed …

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Talia Announces “OnDemand” Business Continuity Service Built on iDirect’s Satellite Platform

Talia has introduced a business continuity service that will be built on iDirect’s satellite ground infrastructure platform. Talia OnDemand has been designed for organisations operating in regions where fixed line services can be unreliable or where occasional use, backup, redundancy or disaster recovery solutions are required. The service will initially …

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Yamal 402 satellite to delivers robust connectivity over Sub Saharan Africa at Confederation Cup in Russia

Joint Stock Company Gazprom Space Systems is international satellite operator that have been providing capacity in Russia and CIS, Europe, Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, Pacific Ocean. Gazprom Space Systems has created, and now operates and develops Yamal satellite communication system and provides telecommunication and geo-information services. Among the …

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DTH industry grows, as more platforms enter the market

Going by recent announcements and developments, more DTH platforms are set to enter the market as consolidation in the near term is being replaced by long term platform creation. Similarly, the number of channels per DTH platform will also witness strong increase from about 200 in 2011 and is currently …

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